A man accused of shooting a 21-year-old Racine man in Stevens Point was in court Monday for what is expected to be a five-day trial, according to a story by the Stevens Point Metro Wire.

Kyle Engen was in court on Monday for the start of his five-day trial in the shooting death of Horlick graduate Deonta Lezine, who was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

The Stevens Point Metro Wire reported:

According to the criminal complaint, Engen traveled from the Madison area on St. Patrick’s Day of 2016, expecting to sell two pounds of marijuana to Lezine and two other men for about $7,000. One of the men with Lezine that night told police the trio planned to instead steal the drugs, push Engen from the car and drive away.

Lezine and another man were allegedly shot by Kyle Engen on March 17, 2016 after a drug deal went bad. Lezine was on life support for days but died on March 25 in Racine.

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Trial begins in shooting death of former UW-Stevens Point student

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